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  • Who Let the State Legislatures Out?

    Steve McDaniel & Jon Hurt || December 18, 2015
    What do you do if someone misappropriates confidential information that is not deemed (ultimately by a court, when push comes to shove in such matters) a trade secret?  Well, depending upon what state in the U.S. has jurisdiction in your case, y…

  • Tying and Bundling - Nice For Your Holiday Giving, Not so Much When You’re Licensing Your IP

    Steve McDaniel, Technology Litigators || November 13, 2015
    You’ve developed a cool new additive for a broad spectrum of coatings – even those coatings outside your own “wheelhouse” coatings.  Happens a lot, right?  In order to maximize the return on your R&D investment b…

  • Many Secrets Disclosed Unless Smartly Done!

    Steve McDaniel, Technology Litigators || September 21, 2015
    Regulations, regulations, and more regulations.  Though we don’t claim to be experts in untangling and reading government red tape, we’ve done so now and then to keep up to date in our business dealings.  And part of that is dra…

  • The Hot Potato – Handling Someone Else’s Trade Secret

    Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt , Technology Litigators || July 20, 2015
    If you find yourself inadvertently in possession of someone else’s trade secret that you are accused of misappropriating, what are your options to defend yourself?  As always, it is circumstance specific.  Your first defense agains…

  • The Secret about Trade Secrets (In Europe)

    Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt, Technology Litigators || March 25, 2015
    Just in time for the European Coatings Show, we finally get around to focusing on protecting your “crown jewels” trade secrets in the EU. So here goes... In the continuing efforts to harmonize trade secret laws and regulations across na…

  • International Trade Commission – Your "Hometown Sheriff" in the Unfair Foreign Competition Shootout

    Steve McDaniel and John Hurt, Contributing Editors || October 20, 2014
    You have decided to expand your coatings business globally.  Good idea.  You have dutifully read all the iPaint articles published in Coatings World for the last two years regarding building a Wall around your company’s intellectual p…

  • Trusting Your Trade Secrets to "Lucky" the Dragon

    Steve McDaniel, JD, PhD, Contributing Editor || September 23, 2014
    Chinese art and cultural beliefs have been dominated by dragons for thousands of years.  The Han Dynasty scholar Wang Fu, sometime between 206 B.C. and A.D. 220, described precisely the complex characteristics of a Chinese Dragon: • Camel h…

  • All Good things...Must Come to an End...Unless They're Really Good, Like You Know, Chocolate

    Steve McDaniel, Beth McDaniel and Jn Hurt, Technology Litigators || December 11, 2013
    The year in review.

  • Covering the IP Bases with Different Types of Patent Claims

    John D. Hurt and Steve McDaniel, Technology LItigators || August 13, 2013
    Once in a while, you may decide to try to turn your trade secret coating formulation into a patent despite the various issues (e.g., sluggish time to issuance, appeal or filing a request for continued examination) previously discussed in this series.…

  • Non-Compete Agreements – One Size Does Not Fit All

    Beth McDaniel & u2028Steve McDaniel, JD, PhD, Technology Litigators || March 1, 2013
    Non-competition.  The very term seems un-American.  In this country, we are all about competition, free, unfettered, plain old American competition.  Right?  Right.  That pretty much sums up the same attitude that the America…